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effect families with missing loved ones. >> just what did vice president joe biden learn when he met with gun advocates this week. stay close. [ coughs ] [ breathes deeply, wind blows ] [ male announcer ] halls. let the cool in. ♪ [ male announcer ] some day, your life will flash before your eyes. make it worth watcng. introducing the 2013 lexus ls. an entirely new pursuit. >> haven't said this killer's name in a long time but new developments involving one of the most notorious serial killers in america's history. john wayne gacy. for years detectives have wondered if he killed others in addition to the 33 young men he was convicted of murdering back in the 1970s. now they will soon get to search for bodies underneath an apartment complex law enforcement officials in chicago say a search warrant just approved today after records showed gacy had worked at that complex as a handyman. police arrested gacy in 1978 dozens of babies buried the crawl space. he was convicted and executed in 1994. the debate over gun control expected to take a big step next week when vice president joe bid
opinion here. you are going to see joe biden come out with his report on tuesday. i am sure the president will mention it in the inaugural address and really push it in the state of the union address. i still get the impression from talking to candidates head of the liberal think tank one of the groups involved. the president will rebegin up his campaign. i think you will see this on a lot of issues to get a lot of like minded people to raise money to put pressure on congressmen by public education camps saying voters i think they are going to go smaller rather than bigger. i think i will propose stop on weapons ban. they will get through a universal background check. 40 percent of all of the guns sold are not subject to any check. i think one of the arguments they will make is and you could argue it right or wrong. one of the arguments they will make if the problem isn't the weapon but the person holding the weapon why shouldn't there be any check when someone buys a gun they don't have mental health problems. >> i hear you have senator blumenthal also. you had a chance to talk to him. i
. religious leaders were among those who met with vice president joe biden this week in a series of white house meetings on gun control. according to one clergy member present at the meeting, they spoke of the moral requirement to reduce gun violence. in december, a week after the elementary school shooting in connecticut, a large interfaith group called on lawmakers to improve mental health services and strengthen gun laws. >> our worship of guns is a form of idolatry, the random distribution of guns, an offense against god and the only appropriate response is sustained moral outrage. >>> jewish groups were divided over president obama's pick of former republican senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. in the past, hagel was heavily criticized for comments he made about a "jewish lobby" in washington and for positions he took on iran. several jewish groups that had previously expressed reservations about hagel said they would not oppose him. but, the republican jewish coalition called his selection a "slap in the face" for anyone concerned about israel. >>> president obama meanwhil
president joe biden, and vice president biden -- >> host: when did that happen? >> guest: it happened in 2009. very early -- well, maybe even, well yeah, 2009 in the first part. so, he had the lead for the iraq policy. and a lot of this is reflected in my book. but there was a debate about how much to get involved behind maliki, and the investor at the time, ambassador chris hill pretty much thought that maliki was the man we had to work with and that his rival didn't really have a good chance of making it to the prime minister post not withstanding the fact that his party won more seats than maliki's party but there was a debate in the government where vice president joe biden came down and was in favor of working with maliki as there would be a necessary evil or just the man that was going to be there. so, when things really get hot or when there is a crisis, vice president wyden calls and he called the iranian flights to syria. he called about the release. but it just seems that his call seems to have less and less influence this time it's gone wrong. >> host: let's go to lincoln f
, but they kept their distance. senator joe biden was one of those. and i gather he was one of those. they are not naturally senate people. that does not mean that they do not have friends, but it also does not mean that they have a whole lot of warm ties. he grew to be one, but he was not initially. senator biden actually had hair. it was a long time ago. before he had hair. i would say that senator ha gel's personal ties are dated. he has been out for a while. terms of republican support, i would say it is very thin to nonexistent. we will have to see what happens. i do not think many people would be voting for him because of friendship. host: you can watch or listen on c-span radio. we are talking with steve clemons, and gary schmitt. our focus, the nomination of chuck hagel. next, a democrat joining us from tennessee. good morning. caller: the republicans are going against everything and everybody that he puts up there. hadfields to be in a war and get hurt. not until you walk in your shoes. it is time for them to wake up. host: he has sacrificed a great deal, but nevertheless, i
election, for example, i think the most racially divisive comment of the entire election was joe biden's comment where he said if the republicans win, they are, quote, going to put y'all back in chains. that made my heart weep to see a sitting vice president playing to racial fears and playing on those issues. i think that's unfortunate. i don't think it has any place in politics. >> chuck hagel, you were very tepid on "meet the press" a couple of weeks ago. >> i was. >> now you've met with him, you're more comfortable, you'll support him? >> i am. >> what changed? >> i said on your show that i had real concerns. i spent 90 minutes with him. i asked him very specific questions on the things that troubled me. his answers were forth right. and they were answers that alayed my concerns. should we keep every option on the table to prevent a nuclear iran? yes. i went further. i said, do you think we can tolerate a nuclear iran? he said no. and i said to him, well, then, if we had to use military as the only choice, would you? he said yes. second, i asked him hezbollah and hamas, should they
president joe biden and president obama's request, led a task force to address the broad, sensitive, and inflammatory issue of gun control. gun groups like the national rifle association, presented views to the biden task force which has addressed specific proposals. notably, reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 and close loopholes. require standardized universal criminal background checks and mental health background checks at gun shows and through private dealers. support for what the obama- biden team is doing at the federal level was echoed by governor cuomo in new york, on and for the state level. >> set an example for the rest of the nation. let them look at new york and say, this is what you can do! pass reasonable gun control in the state of new york! and i say to you, forget the extremists. it's simple. no one hunts with an assault rifle. no one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer! end the madness now! >> the point of governor cuomo's plan, single standards for background checks, notably to bar convicted felons. ban large capacity ammunition clips. ten rounds
the president and joe biden are giving crystal vases but with obama seated with harry reid and speaker boehner, i half expect a food taster present but joking aside, they will be collegial, that is expected. >> senator schumer joked he and his inaugural co-chairman will be sitting between be to keep it simple but he said for the sake of the nation he hopes the two parties find a way to develop a better recentship in the years ahead. >> that tunnel ordeal was a mess, i heard they did not even print purple tickets this time. >> they retired the purple ticket after what happened in 2009. >> battery fire on a japan airlines 787, two weeks ago was not caused by overcharging. the national transportation safety board said there could be problems with wiring. the f.a.a. in the united states and many other countries grounded the boeing 787 dreamliner until they get answers. the plane relies more or electrical system than older aircraft. still ahead, a look back at the president's first term with a look ahead toward what could come next. first we will try to put together what happened at the end of the
: that is true. when you think of joe biden, chuck hagel, barack obama, john kerry, you four guys that worked in that committee. i think they will find opportunities. they did work together. i remember david petraeus, when he was testifying about afghanistan, was asked by richard luger about strategy and where afghanistan fit inside the broader objectives. he said, that is not my job. my job is to achieve success and achieve our objective inside afghanistan. i cannot tell you what the trade-offs are. i respect very schmitt a great deal. we have a legitimate disagreement as far as the strategic objectives and costs the united states bore for that. when we invaded iraq, which i opposed, i thought was completely right to decimate al qaeda, i thought the rationale for dealing with iraq was different. i thought you moved saddam hussein, you basically create an incredible opportunity for iran to grow. that would require us to take a different -- it has always been about iran, but our decision to take up the chief storm and tap in the bottle was something that, where you get a real test of the quest
capacity magazines and stricter background check system. today vice president joe biden presented his findings to the president after a week and a half of meetings with bay area groups including the national rifle association and video game makers and mental health experts. there's a political fight to any gun control measures that los support since the newtown massacre. >>> a moving tribute for one of the victims of that shooting. the town a teacher who shielded her students from the gunman inside sandy hook will be honored. the new school is set to open in 2014. >>> an extremely violent day in syria after twin explosions at a large university. the explosions killed more than 80 people. each side of the syrian conflict is blaming the other for the attack. the nearly two-year civil war killed at least 60,000 people. more than 50 countries on the u.n. security council want syrian war crimes referred to the international criminal court. russia is against it. >>> international efforts are intensifying in support of france's efforts to weed out rebels. france has sent hundreds of soldiers
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
and was in the meeting with joe biden. and scientist after scientist has showed there is no correlation in the video games. and i just think pointing in that direction is taking us away from the real problem which is guns. it's not an either/or, but i'd like to start up here. >> first of all, who were the scientists? are they scientists that the video game industry paid for? because i'll tell you what, i conducted my own scientific survey with two teenage boys watching them and watching all of their friends grow up. of course, it wasn't a scientific study. i saw it with my own eyes, and i'm telling you, kids from the age these days of 8, 9, 10 to the time they're 20, 21, 22 simulate the murder of thousands and thousands of human beings on these video games. donny, just -- and i had this conversation with mike barnicle before on the air, i believe -- just as pornography desensitizes young males to sexuality, these video games desensitize young males. and movies by people like quentin tarantino that make chopped up, shot-up cadavers a punch line where the audience actually laughs, those work together
ban. he said a task force led by vice president joe biden had presented him with a list of " common sense" steps to prevent shootings like the one at sandy hook and elementary school. obama also alluded to potential resistance from opponents of gun control. >> part of the challenge we confront is even the sight -- slightest hint of some sensible responsible legislation in this area. it fans this notion that somehow, here it comes, and that everybody's guns are going to be taken away. it is unfortunate, but that is the case. if you look over the first four years of my administration, we tried to tighten up and for some of the laws already on the books, but it would be pretty hard to argue that somehow than owners have had their rights and fringe. >> the new poll shows support for gun control measures is on the rise. and abc news/washington post survey found 54% of americans are in favor of stricter gun control laws in general, the highest in five years. nearly 60% support it and on high-capacity ammunition clips. and it's the push for greater gun control, many across the country are
president joe biden's task force on guns, and later colin is headed to the white house to attend president of his announcement on gun-control. he is joining us from washington, d.c.. welcome back to "democracy now!" though the announcement has not been made as of this broadcast, president obama says he is calling for a ban on assault weapons, and high-capacity magazines. your response? >> i think that makes sense. i think the president has taken a comprehensive look at gun violence and gun policy in america and realized there are multiple ways to move forward that will make it more difficult for dangerous people to get their hands on increasingly lethal weapons that do damage to american people. we really applaud the leadership from the administration, the comprehensive look they are taking. i think it will go along with to maintaining the public engagement on this issue that will be needed to see these policies become lost in this country. >> in our meetings with vice president biden, what kinds of recommendations did you and your organization, every campaign, make? >> we really highlight
. but they do not have a great deal of warm ties. host: joe biden is not a senate person? guest: he grew into one. it wasbefore he had here. hagel's personal ties are limited. in terms of republican support, i think it is nonexistent. we will see what happens in the hearings. i do not think it will be voting for him. him because of friendship. host: you can listen to all of the confirmation hearings on c- span. we're talking with steve clemons with "the atlanta." and gary schmitt of the american enterprise institute. our focus is the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. ann joins us from tennessee, a democrat. caller: it does not matter who president obama nominates. the republicans will get everything and everybody he puts up there. they do not know -- what anybody who knows about war or how it feels to be in war. they can sit behind that desk and put authorizations. someone who has walked in their shoes know about war. it is time for the republicans and democrats to wake up. host: thanks for calling. gary schmitt? guest: there are senators who have walked in thos
. now if you look, joe biden, thinking about 2016, governor o'malley of maryland, thinking about 2016, governor cuomo of new york thinking about 2016. governor hickenlooper thinking about 2016, you have democrats saying let's take this on, let's take the lead that would have been viewed as risky, perhaps suicidal a few years go. let's see how it plays out. >> will it remain? is it fleeting? we shall see, john king. thank you very much. >>> gun rights advocates tell me they see gun registration as a slippery slope toward banning, even confiscating guns. but there are areas where they agree with president obama. we're going to play something from this gun owner who spoke that may be universal background checks, maybe that's the most palletable idea we heard from the president. i want to take you to las vegas. because miguel marquez is there. he is at the biggest gun range in nevada. huge, miguel, huge announcement today from the president. what reaction are you getting from gun advocates there? >> reporter: it is a huge gun range, a huge reaction here across nevada. there is the giant s
what the president or joe biden have, would have stopped sandy hook. to claim this this could have stopped sandy hook, it's disturbing and misleading. and rahm emanuel now mayor of chicago, former chief of staff of the president, when he was chairman of the democratic national campaign committee had a strategy to recruit pro gun democrats to retake the house and guess what, they were successful. the president had a policy the first term not to touch the issue of gun control. and they're making conclusions that i think majority of americans don't agree with them. >> megyn: let's talk about the implications of the ad, it makes it like like john barrow is in favor of another shooter like lanza to shoot up a school. is it fair of them, an ad by a pro gun democratic politician, why didn't they use an image of the shooter? stick to the event if you want to remind us of newtown, not a democratic politician that-- >> the reason why the ad he put out is offensive to democrats, he's not saying it's supporting the second amendment, it politicizes almost fetishizing the guns and see it holding
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